Lemon Cook started a brick yard about four miles south of Oak Lake. By the spring of 1892, he employed seven men and had produced several thousand bricks. This kiln of bricks turned out so well that he made another 140,000 sun-dried bricks by late June.
Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 May 2020
A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .
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